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Table 42

Arrests

by Sex, 2011

[12,023 agencies; 2011 estimated population 238,952,977]

Offense charged Number of persons arrested Percent
male
Percent
female
Percent distribution1
Total Male Female Total Male Female
TOTAL 9,537,673 7,066,303 2,471,370 74.1 25.9 100.0 100.0 100.0
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 8,359 7,374 985 88.2 11.8 0.1 0.1 *
Forcible rape 14,679 14,509 170 98.8 1.2 0.2 0.2 *
Robbery 82,557 72,498 10,059 87.8 12.2 0.9 1.0 0.4
Aggravated assault 305,939 236,482 69,457 77.3 22.7 3.2 3.3 2.8
Burglary 228,401 192,659 35,742 84.4 15.6 2.4 2.7 1.4
Larceny-theft 981,116 556,522 424,594 56.7 43.3 10.3 7.9 17.2
Motor vehicle theft 51,027 41,935 9,092 82.2 17.8 0.5 0.6 0.4
Arson 8,994 7,380 1,614 82.1 17.9 0.1 0.1 0.1
Violent crime2 411,534 330,863 80,671 80.4 19.6 4.3 4.7 3.3
Property crime2 1,269,538 798,496 471,042 62.9 37.1 13.3 11.3 19.1
Other assaults 955,620 693,887 261,733 72.6 27.4 10.0 9.8 10.6
Forgery and counterfeiting 53,983 33,740 20,243 62.5 37.5 0.6 0.5 0.8
Fraud 128,200 75,732 52,468 59.1 40.9 1.3 1.1 2.1
Embezzlement 12,496 6,304 6,192 50.4 49.6 0.1 0.1 0.3
Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing 71,890 57,393 14,497 79.8 20.2 0.8 0.8 0.6
Vandalism 183,203 148,215 34,988 80.9 19.1 1.9 2.1 1.4
Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc. 118,072 108,468 9,604 91.9 8.1 1.2 1.5 0.4
Prostitution and commercialized vice 44,174 13,767 30,407 31.2 68.8 0.5 0.2 1.2
Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution) 53,048 49,065 3,983 92.5 7.5 0.6 0.7 0.2
Drug abuse violations 1,175,083 942,325 232,758 80.2 19.8 12.3 13.3 9.4
Gambling 6,517 5,726 791 87.9 12.1 0.1 0.1 *
Offenses against the family and children 87,963 65,978 21,985 75.0 25.0 0.9 0.9 0.9
Driving under the influence 929,903 701,029 228,874 75.4 24.6 9.7 9.9 9.3
Liquor laws 383,903 270,022 113,881 70.3 29.7 4.0 3.8 4.6
Drunkenness 414,861 339,516 75,345 81.8 18.2 4.3 4.8 3.0
Disorderly conduct 449,694 323,928 125,766 72.0 28.0 4.7 4.6 5.1
Vagrancy 22,576 18,198 4,378 80.6 19.4 0.2 0.3 0.2
All other offenses (except traffic) 2,704,866 2,040,870 663,996 75.5 24.5 28.4 28.9 26.9
Suspicion 1,150 894 256 77.7 22.3 * * *
Curfew and loitering law violations 59,399 41,887 17,512 70.5 29.5 0.6 0.6 0.7
  • 1 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 2 Violent crimes are offenses of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Property crimes are offenses of
    burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

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Arrests, by Sex, 2011

  • In 2011, 74.1 percent of all arrestees were males.
  • Males accounted for 80.4 percent of the arrests for violent crimes and 62.9 percent of arrests for property crimes.
  • Males comprised of 88.2 percent of all persons arrested for murder in 2011.
  • Of the total number of persons arrested for drug abuse violations, 80.2 percent were males.
  • Females accounted for 43.3 percent of all persons arrested for larceny-theft offenses in 2011.
  • Of the persons arrested for aggravated assault in 2011, 22.7 percent were females.